Jews angry after photographer takes pictures of nude women in Jewish cemeteryBy Mason White 12:06 PM August 20, 2013
|The photo that was shot in a Jewish cemetery|
By: Ryan Lee Hall
Jews from around the world express their shock after a photographer took pictures of nude women inside a Jewish cemetery in Poland.
The photographer, Lukasz Szczygielski, said he only meant to bring awareness to the neglectful state of the Jewish cemetery. He has since apologized for his actions.
The shocking photo shoot showed half-naked fashion models posing against Jewish tombstones. “The photo shoot was distasteful and lacked any human decency,” a Jewish activist, Bogdan Bialek said.
“Krzysztof Bielawski, who runs a website about Jewish cemeteries, was immediately notified about the photo shoot,” he said. “Using any cemetery for this kind of photo shoot is outrageous, and demonstrates a complete lack of sensitivity,” a local politician said.
The photo shoot took place in the Jewish cemetery of Checinach. The model is seen covering her breasts with her hands and she is also seen wearing a cross. The photographer posted this and other images from the photo shoot on his Facebook page.
The photographer said that there was no desecration of the cemetery. “During the session, we remained full of respect for the dead resting there. I was not shooting a porn video. These pictures will not be sold for a men’s magazine. I expected that the photographs will lead to a positive discussion. I already apologized,” Szczygielski said.